Thinking impossibilities : the intellectual legacy of Amos Funkenstein /

Richly interdisciplinary and full of fresh insights, Thinking Impossibilities is a fitting tribute to an important twentieth-century scholar.

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors / Creators:Biale, David, 1949-
Westman, Robert S.
Other Corporate Authors / Creators:University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies.
William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language notes:English.
Imprint: Toronto [Ont.] : Published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, ©2008 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Gibson Library Connections,
Series:UCLA Clark Memorial Library series.
Online Access:Click here for full text at JSTOR
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction. Last German-Jewish Philosopher: An Intellectual Biography of Amos Funkenstein
  • pt. I. Historical Dialectics
  • 1. Divine Omnipotence and First Principles: A Late Medieval Argument on the Subalternation of the Sciences / Steven Livesey
  • 2. Was Kepler a Secular Theologian? / Robert S. Westman
  • 3. Jewish Traditionalism and Early Modern Science: Rabbi Israel Zamosc's Dialectic of Enlightenment (Berlin, 1744) / Gad Freudenthal
  • 4. Religion, Theology, and the Hermetic Imagination in the Late German Enlightenment: The Case of Johann Salomo Semler / Peter Hanns Reill
  • 5. Science and the Musical Imagination from the Late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period / Dorit Tanay
  • pt. II. Historical Accommodations
  • 6. Amos Funkenstein on the Theological Origins of Historicism / Samuel Moyn
  • 7. Of Divine Cunning and Prolonged Madness: Amos Funkenstein on Maimonides' Historical Reasoning / Abraham P. Socher
  • 8. History and/or Memory: The Origins of the Principle of Accommodation / Carlo Ginzburg
  • 9. Historical Consciousness Revisited: From Vico's Mythology to Funkenstein's Methodology / Joseph Mali
  • 10. Francesco Bianchini, Historian. In Memory of Amos Funkenstein / J.L. Heilbron
  • pt. III. Making Knowledge
  • 11. Amos Funkenstein and the History of Scepticism / Richard H. Popkin
  • 12. Two Talmudic Understandings of the Dictum 'Appoint for Yourself a Teacher' / Hanina Ben-Menahem
  • Last Words
  • 13. Jewish History among the Thorns / Amos Funkenstein
  • Bibliography of the Published Works of Amos Funkenstein.